Equality and Discrimination 2012

5th December 2012 – 10:30 am

Wednesday 05 December 2012

A one-day conference
NUT Hamilton House, London
9.30am – 4.00pm

About the Conference

Many thanks to all the delegates who braved a very chilly London to attend our Equality and Discrimination event. Our seven experts covered a wide range of topics, as outlined on the programme on the left, and a detailed report of the conference has been written by Roger Jeary here.

All conference papers are available below, as well as pictures and – for subscribers only – audio downloads


Audio downloads

Subscribers can download audio of the presentations here. We apologise that a technical fault means we are only able to provide recordings of the afternoon presentations on this occasion.


Baroness Margaret Prosser, previous Deputy Chair, EHRC
What next for the Equality and Human Rights Commission?

Aileen McColgan and Karon Monaghan, Matrix Chambers
The Public Sector Equality Duty and Positive Action

Emma Tamer, Thompsons Solicitors
Justifying direct age discrimination: case law precedents

Victoria Phillips, Thompsons Solicitors
Equalities in an age of austerity

Muriel Robinson, Independent Legal Professional
Dual discrimination: the significance of delaying Section 14

Elizabeth Stephenson, Pattison and Brewer Solicitors
Unfair dismissals and trade union activities

Sally Brett, TUC
The Equality Agenda: a view from the TUC
3:45 Questions and Discussion

Click here to download the full programme